Full results can be found here.
Earlier today, The UNLV men hosted Harvard and Air Force in their first home meet of the season. Harvard came away victorious in both meets, winning over the UNLV Rebels with a score of 188-105 and Air Force with a score of 163-132. Air Force won the face off against UNLV, 181-117.
Air Force jumped out to a lead right away, winning the 200 medley relay in 1:28.85 to Harvard’s 1:29.94. The team of Devon Davis, Michael Barnosky, Kevin Mitchell, and Jordan Dahle finished within a second and a half of their team record, held by the same four men. UNLV’s A team finished third in 1:30.71.
Logan Houck led the way during a dominating Harvard distance performance, winning the 1000 in 9:16.42 over his teammate Kent Haeffner (9:31.93) and the 500 in 4:32.43, a lifetime dual meet best, over fellow Crimson Brennan Novak (4:33.57). Novak claimed the victory in the 200 free in 1:39.07, completing a Harvard podium sweep with Ed Kim and Danny Tran. Samuel Lameynardie touched fourth for UNLV in 1:40.64, narrowly missing Tran’s time of 1:40.53.
UNLV sprint star Dillon Virva carried the torch in the 50, winning in 20.04, a full half second faster than he swam at this meet last year. Virva took gold over Harvard’s Steven Tan and Paul O’Hara, who touched in 20.46 and 20.51. Jordan Dahle picked up a win in the 100 after anchoring Air Force’s winning medley relay, touching in 45.30 to Kim’s 45.58. Tan finished just behind Kim in 45.67.
Harvard’s Max Yakubovich ran away with the 100 fly, touching a half second ahead of Virva in 48.64. Davis beat out UNLV’s Avi Cohen for the third place spot, finishing 50.39 to 50.53. Cohen, however, stole the show in the 200 fly. His time of 1:49.41 was enough to win comfortably over third-place Yakubovich and Harvard runner-up Jacob Luna. With his effort, Cohen also secured his first ever sub-1:50 dual meet swim.
The 100 breast saw an easy win from Barnosky, who holds the Air Force team record in both breaststroke events. Barnosky touched in 55.03 to Harvard’s Shane McNamara (56.56) and UNLV’s Boris Kulizhnikov (57.14). Barnosky also won the 200 breast, albeit with much more pressure from McNamara: the pair finished in 2:02.03 and 2:02.10. Harvard’s Eric Ronda was in the mix as well, racing in to claim third in 2:02.26.
Davis secured the 100 back victory for the Air Force in 49.05, while Harvard’s Tran took the 200 distance in 1:46.23. Tran, a freshman with a 1:43 lifetime best, has now broken 1:48 at four separate dual meets this season. Koya Osada claimed the runner-up slot in both races, clocking in at 49.37 and 1:48.19. Jack Manchester touched third for the Crimson in the 200 back.
Harvard would have swept the 200 IM through Tran (1:50.81), Osada, and Christian Yeager, but their decision to swim the race exhibition granted the official win to UNLV’s Hannon Daigler, who touched in 1:53.28 over Air Force’s Barnosky.
Harvard claimed the fastest time in the 400 free relay (3:00.12), but due to the exhibition nature of the swim, the victory went to UNLV in 3:01.65. The team of Kasey Foley, Forrest Beesley, Caio Dini, and Virva took down Air Force’s A relay by a half second with both Virva and Dahle anchoring in 44.2. Harvard’s David Pfeifer swept the diving events, winning both the one-meter and three-meter over Air Force’s Nathanael Zillweger.